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almazon 10-05-2013 10:42 PM

FENCE: What Concrete For Post Extension?
 
Heya guys!

I am planning to raise (extend) my 6' chain link fence posts for about couple of feet.

What I am about to do is:

- make some kinda clog (paper,rag,etc) and push it inside existing post about 1ft below from the top;
- insert a 2 ft pipe of less diameter, so it will move freely:
- add necessary extension of same diameter on top of existing post;
- cover the seam between existing post and extension with electric tape;
- pour some kind of concrete;
- wait before it bonds...

1.Will this work?
2.What kind of concrete/glue would you recommend for this?

Thank you in advance,
almazon

cortell 10-06-2013 06:43 AM

That sounds like quite the hack. Have you thought through how much time that will save you over just replacing the posts? Even if the end result is structurally stable (doubt it), its going to look ugly as hell. Even if it takes you twice as long, the end result will be well worth it.

Fairview 10-06-2013 07:01 AM

What you need is socket weld fittings, a welder and a weldor.

http://www.valvias.com/connection-va...ocket-weld.php

kwikfishron 10-06-2013 07:04 AM

I can think of a few different ways to accomplish what you want to do (extend the fence) but none of them involve rags or electrical tape.

beenthere 10-06-2013 07:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwikfishron (Post 1250042)
I can think of a few different ways to accomplish what you want to do (extend the fence) but none of them involve rags or electrical tape.

Duct tape? LOL

almazon 10-06-2013 09:01 AM

Gotcha!

Somehow I did not expect any better inputs.
I will keep you posted... with pictures.

Salut!

beenthere 10-06-2013 09:08 AM

Here is a link to a supplier of metal fence extensions. Might be much easier, and nicer looking then what you will get the way your thinking of doing it. They list extensions up to 2 foot.

almazon 10-06-2013 09:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beenthere (Post 1250073)
Here is a link to a supplier of metal fence extensions. Might be much easier, and nicer looking then what you will get the way your thinking of doing it. They list extensions up to 2 foot.

I was looking into this, but after visiting my local fence store and talking to the guy who runs it I kinda liked the idea with "poured concrete"

beenthere 10-06-2013 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by almazon (Post 1250093)
I was looking into this, but after visiting my local fence store and talking to the guy who runs it I kinda liked the idea with "poured concrete"

If your fence post are 2", and you insert a 1.5" pipe inside of it. You'll have a 1/4" of play to contend with where the concrete won't be after you pour. So it will be a loose extension.

Plus, the concrete in the pipe where the 1.5" pipe ends are won't be as strong as you think. Allowing it to crack/break easy and give you a loose extension.

almazon 10-06-2013 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beenthere (Post 1250101)
If your fence post are 2", and you insert a 1.5" pipe inside of it. You'll have a 1/4" of play to contend with where the concrete won't be after you pour. So it will be a loose extension.

Plus, the concrete in the pipe where the 1.5" pipe ends are won't be as strong as you think. Allowing it to crack/break easy and give you a loose extension.

Ok, here's how its suppose to be:

http://www.cyberforma.com/home/diy/o.../fence/001.jpg

Its NOT really a concrete. Its like some kinda glue or epoxy or liquid plastic. Remember that's why I came here... to ask What Concrete For Post Extension to use...

Its not supposed to be uglier then those extenders in that link and it is gonna be strong.

BUT, after giving it a second thought I decided to go with those extenders beenthere sent. Why hassle with that concrete if I will have ready product?

Thanks beenthere!

I will let you know how it goes!

beenthere 10-06-2013 12:23 PM

Thank you.


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